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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI
Cyberpunk 2077 40% 31%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 45% 36%
Watch Dogs Legion 42% 33%
Genshin Impact 39% 30%
FIFA 21 69% 65%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 38% 29%
eFootball PES 2021 69% 65%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 46% 38%
Marvel's Avengers 43% 34%
Mafia: Definitive Edition 13% 0%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile are very slightly better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI.

The RTX 2080 has a 524 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 980, but the GTX 980 has 96 more Texture Mapping Units than the RTX 2080. As a result, the GTX 980 exhibits a 24.3 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the RTX 2080. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The RTX 2080 has a 524 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 980, but the GTX 980 has 64 more Render Output Units than the RTX 2080. As a result, the GTX 980 exhibits a 38.5 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate than the RTX 2080. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The RTX 2080 was released over three years more recently than the GTX 980, and so the RTX 2080 is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the GTX 980 when running the latest games.

Both GPUs exhibit very powerful performance, so it probably isn't worth upgrading from one to the other, as both are capable of running even the most demanding games at the highest settings.

The GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile and the GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The RTX 2080 has 47.8 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GTX 980, which means that the memory performance of the RTX 2080 is noticeably better than the GTX 980.

The GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile has 3072 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI has 4096. However, the actual shader performance of the RTX 2080 is 5576 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 980 is 6724. The GTX 980 having 1148 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the RTX 2080 performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The RTX 2080 transistor size technology is 16 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GTX 980. This means that the RTX 2080 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GTX 980.

The GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile requires 215 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI requires 350 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 600 Watts for the RTX 2080 and a PSU with at least 750 Watts for the GTX 980. The GTX 980 requires 135 Watts more than the RTX 2080 to run. The difference is significant enough that the GTX 980 may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the RTX 2080.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile gets 28 FPS on Microsoft Flight Simulator

Microsoft Flight Simulator

28 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile gets 53.9 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

53.9 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile gets 63.4 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

63.4 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile gets 66.4 FPS on Horizon: Zero Dawn

Horizon: Zero Dawn

66.4 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile gets 69 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

69 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile gets 71.4 FPS on Total War: Three Kingdoms

Total War: Three Kingdoms

71.4 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile gets 72.7 FPS on Marvel's Avengers

Marvel's Avengers

72.7 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile gets 76.6 FPS on The Division 2

The Division 2

76.6 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile gets 76.6 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

76.6 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile gets 78.7 FPS on Control

Control

78.7 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile gets 79.2 FPS on Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

79.2 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile gets 84.3 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

84.3 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile gets 89.2 FPS on Gears Tactics

Gears Tactics

89.2 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile gets 89.5 FPS on Metro: Exodus

Metro: Exodus

89.5 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile gets 90.3 FPS on Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

90.3 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile gets 93.7 FPS on Total War: Warhammer 2

Total War: Warhammer 2

93.7 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile gets 94.6 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

94.6 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile gets 97.9 FPS on PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

97.9 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile gets 99 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

99 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile gets 105.1 FPS on Death Stranding

Death Stranding

105.1 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile gets 107.9 FPS on Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord

Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord

107.9 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile gets 109.3 FPS on Assassins Creed: Unity

Assassins Creed: Unity

109.3 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile gets 110 FPS on Forza Horizon 4

Forza Horizon 4

110 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile gets 111.4 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

111.4 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile gets 116.8 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

116.8 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile gets 120.5 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

120.5 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile gets 122.5 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

122.5 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile gets 132.5 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

132.5 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile gets 142.2 FPS on F1 2019

F1 2019

142.2 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile gets 146.5 FPS on Crysis 3

Crysis 3

146.5 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile gets 148 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

148 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile gets 174 FPS on Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

174 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile gets 186 FPS on Doom Eternal

Doom Eternal

186 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile gets 200+ FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

200+ FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile gets 20.2 FPS on Microsoft Flight Simulator

Microsoft Flight Simulator

20.2 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile gets 24 FPS on Total War: Three Kingdoms

Total War: Three Kingdoms

24 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile gets 27.1 FPS on Control

Control

27.1 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile gets 27.8 FPS on Marvel's Avengers

Marvel's Avengers

27.8 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile gets 28.5 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

28.5 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile gets 31.5 FPS on Horizon: Zero Dawn

Horizon: Zero Dawn

31.5 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile gets 32.1 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

32.1 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile gets 34.4 FPS on Gears Tactics

Gears Tactics

34.4 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile gets 34.9 FPS on Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

34.9 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile gets 34.9 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

34.9 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile gets 36.1 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

36.1 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile gets 38.3 FPS on The Division 2

The Division 2

38.3 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile gets 38.6 FPS on Final Fantasy XV

Final Fantasy XV

38.6 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile gets 39.2 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

39.2 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile gets 40 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

40 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile gets 40.2 FPS on Assassins Creed: Unity

Assassins Creed: Unity

40.2 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile gets 43.7 FPS on Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord

Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord

43.7 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile gets 43.9 FPS on Death Stranding

Death Stranding

43.9 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile gets 44.2 FPS on Metro: Exodus

Metro: Exodus

44.2 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile gets 44.3 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

44.3 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile gets 44.5 FPS on Crysis 3

Crysis 3

44.5 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile gets 44.9 FPS on Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

44.9 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile gets 46.1 FPS on PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

46.1 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile gets 46.8 FPS on Forza Horizon 4

Forza Horizon 4

46.8 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile gets 49.6 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

49.6 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile gets 50.8 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

50.8 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile gets 52.2 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

52.2 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile gets 52.8 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

52.8 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile gets 57.2 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

57.2 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile gets 57.5 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

57.5 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile gets 62.2 FPS on Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

62.2 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile gets 65.6 FPS on F1 2019

F1 2019

65.6 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile gets 66.7 FPS on Doom Eternal

Doom Eternal

66.7 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile gets 68.8 FPS on Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

68.8 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile gets 71.6 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

71.6 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile gets 87.9 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

87.9 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile gets 23.6 FPS on Microsoft Flight Simulator

Microsoft Flight Simulator

23.6 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile gets 46 FPS on Horizon: Zero Dawn

Horizon: Zero Dawn

46 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile gets 47.9 FPS on Total War: Three Kingdoms

Total War: Three Kingdoms

47.9 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile gets 48.4 FPS on Metro: Exodus

Metro: Exodus

48.4 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile gets 49.4 FPS on Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

49.4 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile gets 49.8 FPS on Control

Control

49.8 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile gets 51.9 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

51.9 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile gets 52.2 FPS on Marvel's Avengers

Marvel's Avengers

52.2 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile gets 53.2 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

53.2 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile gets 53.6 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

53.6 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile gets 57 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

57 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile gets 58.8 FPS on Gears Tactics

Gears Tactics

58.8 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile gets 66.8 FPS on Death Stranding

Death Stranding

66.8 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile gets 70.7 FPS on Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord

Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord

70.7 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile gets 71 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

71 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile gets 73.2 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

73.2 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile gets 74.8 FPS on Assassins Creed: Unity

Assassins Creed: Unity

74.8 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile gets 75.4 FPS on The Division 2

The Division 2

75.4 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile gets 76.6 FPS on Forza Horizon 4

Forza Horizon 4

76.6 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile gets 76.7 FPS on PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

76.7 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile gets 81.6 FPS on Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

81.6 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile gets 85 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

85 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile gets 87.3 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

87.3 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile gets 88.3 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

88.3 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile gets 92.9 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

92.9 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile gets 93.8 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

93.8 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile gets 94 FPS on Crysis 3

Crysis 3

94 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile gets 107 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

107 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile gets 109 FPS on F1 2019

F1 2019

109 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile gets 114.1 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

114.1 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile gets 121 FPS on Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

121 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile gets 125.3 FPS on Doom Eternal

Doom Eternal

125.3 FPS

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1650 MHzvs1126 MHz
Boost Clock1815 MHzvs1216 MHz
ArchitectureTuring TU104Maxwell GM204-400-A1 (x2)
OC Potential - vs Fair
Driver Support - vs Great
Release Date09 Jul 2019vs19 Sep 2014
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
Approved
Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
10
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1600x900
10
green tick vs green tick
10
1920x1080
10
green tick vs green tick
10
2560x1440
10
green tick vs
9.9
3840x2160
7.9
green tick vs
7.8

GPU Memory

Memory8192 MBvs8192 MB
Memory Speed1940 MHzvs1753 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs512 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR6vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth496.6GB/secvs448.8GB/sec
L2 Cache 0 KB vs green tick 4096 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs yes
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units3072vs4096
Actual Shader Performance100%vs100%
Technology12nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units160vs256
Texture Rate264 GTexel/svs288.3 GTexel/s
Render Output Units64vs128
Pixel Rate105.6 GPixel/svs144.1 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)7680x4320vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections1vs1
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections2vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power215 Wattsvs350 Watts
Recommended PSU600 Wattsvs750 Watts & 42 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12.1vs12.1
Shader Model6.4vs5.0
Open GL4.6vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUyesno
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i9-9900K 8-Core 3.6GHzvsIntel Core i7-5820K 6-Core 3.3GHz
Recommended RAM16 GBvs16 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution3840x2160vs5760x1080

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview The GeForce RTX 2080 Super 8GB is a High-End Graphics Card based on the Turing Architecture. This is the 'Super' variant of the RTX 2080. Architecture It equips a Turing GPU Codenamed TU104-450-A11 which is a 2nd-Gen Turing GPU and has 48 SM activated, offering 3072 CUDA Shader Processing Units, 192 TMUs and 64 ROPs. The Turing architecture provides the world's first consumer support for real-time ray-tracing technology, or RTX. It is equipped with 384 Tensor Cores for AI purposes. GPU The central unit runs at 1650 MHz and goes up to 1815 MHz in Turbo Mode. Memory The GPU accesses an 8GB frame buffer of Second Gen GDDR6 through a 256-bit memory interface, while the Memory Clock Operates at 1940MHz, or 15.5GHz effective. Total memory bandwidth is 496.6GB/s. Power Consumption With a rated board TDP of 215W, it requires at least a 600W PSU with one available 8+6-pin power connector. Performance Performance of the GeForce RTX 2080 Super 8GB puts it between the RTX 2080 and GeForce RTX 2080 Ti making it a suitable graphics card for 4K gaming. System Suggestions GeForce RTX 2080 Super 8GB is best suited for resolutions up to and including 3840x2160. We recommend a high-end processor and 16GB of RAM for optimal performance.Overview
GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI is a solution of two GeForce GTX 980 4GB put together using NVIDIA's SLI technology.

Architecture
The Second variant of the Maxwell Architecture, despite being also manufactured with a 28nm technology, has an extremely large L2 Cache and features a Third Generation Delta Color Compression which allows NVIDIA to produce Graphics Cards with relatively small memory data transfer rates, without causing too much impact on the overall performance. Furthermore, the Shaders have been redesigned and are both more powerful and energy efficient.

GPU
It consists of 2 GPUs codenamed GM204-400-A1 which, together, offer 4096 Shader Processing Units, 256 TMUs and 128 ROPs, on a 512-bit memory interface of fast GDDR5. The central unit runs at 1126MHz and goes up to 1216MHz, in Turbo Mode, while the memory clock operates at 1753MHz.

Power Consumption
Power Consumption lies between 300W and 400W.

Performance
Gaming benchmarks prove that at 4K (3840x2160) GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI is over 7% faster than AMD's Radeon R9 295X2.

System Suggestions
We recommend a very strong processor (Intel Core i7 Six Core/AMD FX Eight Core) and 16GB of RAM for a system with GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI.
Recommended CPU
Possible GPU Upgrades
N/A
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GPU Variants
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